The number one priority was functionality; the client’s space before had a lot of wasted space. She had a desperate need for more kitchen storage, which we doubled for her. The client had a strict budget, but we were able to completely transform the kitchen, enlarging the island for each of her children to have their own cubby for school work and gadgets. We added in more lighting, both task and accent. We used lighting to showcase the client’s colorful vintage dish collection.
Following the trends, but keeping it classic, we used subway tile and a generous porcelain farm sink. She wanted a natural feeling, something fresh and timeless. We incorporated a contrasting stainless steel hood and an island in a dark espresso finish, paired with a gray linen glaze on the perimeter cabinets. We combined metal finishes—champagne light fixtures and pewter cabinetry pull—to give the space an acquired, collected look.